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. the ayes have it. >> the package easily passed in the senate this afternoon. president obama is expect ed to sign it. northeast lawmakers have been furious at the length of time it's taken to approve funding. it's been over two months since that storm hit. >>> a symbol of strength and courage arrived in newtown, connecticut, today. gabrielle giffords and her husband, astronaut mark kelly, met with the victims' families this afternoon. 20 students and six staff members were killed at sandy hook elementary. next tuesday will be the second anniversary of the tucson shooting massacre which left giffords partially blind and paralyzed. it's official, barack obama is our next president. today congress officially counted the electoral college votes. president obama captured 332, more than the 270 needed to win. as for the popular vote, obama also won with that. 51% of the vote. mitt romney with 47%. jess? >> thank you very much, janelle. still ahead, turning the bridge into a work of art. how crews are adding hundreds of thousands of lights to the bay bridge and when you can expect to see the fin
makes a visit to the bay area. tonight her advice for president obama as the debt ceiling looms overhead. >>> also -- >> we drove several extra blocks that way to try to find parking. didn't have a meter. it's definitely a hardship. >> and it is day one of new parking rules in one bay area city, and drivers are already feeling very frustrated. we'll explain. >>> and see things switching up in the weather forecast right now too. right now clearing skies, 40s and some low 50s out there as the showers leave the bay area for now. the seven-day forecast is going to go on a roller coaster ride from warming to big-time cooling. we'll show you that when we come right back. (woman) 3 days of walking to give a break cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. whoo! you walk with friends, you meet new friends, and you keep those friendships. it was such a beautiful experience. (jessica lee) ♪ and it's beautiful ♪ undeniable (woman) why walk 60 miles in the boldest breast cancer event in history? because everyone deserves a lifetime. visit the3day.org to register or to request m
the pinnacles national monument. today, president obama signed a bill making pinnacles the newest national park. how about that? here's the map. just in case you don't know where it is, located just south of salinas, famous for caves and volcanic rock formations and thriving condor population. today it became the atth national park. with that said, you can expect a huge spike in attendance. each year about 200,000 people visit pinnacles compared with the nearly 4 million people hop converge on yosemite every year. get there early because traffic will build up now that the word is out. >> it is a beautiful area. let's check on the bay area where it's going to be cold. >> yeah, that's right. the mercury already dropping. a lot of the rainfall moving out. throughout the grapevine, the southern end of the san joaquin valley, interstate 5 closed for a time throughout today due to heavier snow. that starting to break up. if you have family or friends traveling that way, at least the snow is starting to lessen up. looks like the worst is over but those roads remain very slick. back here across the bay
the shooting and told them his apartment was bobby rapid. he faces the death penalty. >>> president obama appears ready for battle after appointing a republican to be the next defense secretary. the president has nominated former republican senator chuck hagel l. ironically the biggest opposition may come from hagel's own party. several republicans are attacking hagel for criticizing the iraq war, opposing sanctions against iran and making comments that some describe as being anti-israeli. the entire defense secretary leon panetta has praised him as a decorated war veteran who was well qualified for the defense job. >> secretary of state hillary clinton returned to the state department today. it's her first time back at work since early last month. that's when she suffered a concussion and ultimately a blood clot in her head that required hospitalization. clinton will leave her post after president obama's inauguration later this month. the president has nominated senator john kerry to replace her. >>> still ahead, how could it happen? the investigative unit asks why a south bay school di
pounds of weed. you could tell they were looking for something big because they milestone today in obama care. california became the first state to get approval for healthcare exchanges. ktvu's health and science editor john fowler joins us now to explain who benefits and how much it will cost. >> reporter: remember covered california, it will be good news for millions. 6million californians, a million in the bay area have no health insurance. she can't afford coverage. >> i think i have to pay $150 a month and that is still half my check. >> reporter: he byes health insurance -- buys health insurance privately. >> pinches the check. there have been months i have been unable to meet my payment. >> reporter: california can create a healthcare market place. >> this is the biggest change in decades. >> reporter: she says it benefits low income people. >> they will have an option where they can potentially get coverage. >> reporter: the state health exchange is to select 5-6 plans. each with its own network. giving consumers an affordable choice. low income families could get insurance for $
at the white house. the national rifle association was invited to meet with the obama administration on thursday including vice president joe biden. biden is heading an anti-gun violence task force in the wake of the newtown tragedy. the white house says the nra is one of many groups that will attend that meeting. >>> overseas, the only suspect jailed in connection with the attack on the consulate in benghazi has been freed. the attorney for 28-year-old said he was released because of lack of evidence. he was arrested back in october and held in his native country of tunisia. on september 11, militants attacked the consulate and killed four americans including u.s. ambassador and bay area native chris stevens. three of the five men charged with gang raping and beating to death a young woman in india are expected to plead not guilty. that is the advice they've been given by their attorneys. all five men are in court this week accused of attacking a student as she was riding the bus. there are reports that two of the suspects might testify against the other three in a deal to escape th
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